I've been doing some work for law enforcement and now understand the term BOLO better. Have you heard it used? I have heard it on TV in shows like S.W.A.T. It means "Be On the Look Out" for a Person of Interest (POI). For officers, it's while they're on duty driving or walking. For me, it means online while I sleuth through photos or videos. I'm looking for a face, a piece of clothing, a mannerism . . .
With that term on my mind, a couple of paragraphs I read in some Christian books at bedtime struck a chord. Twice in the same week--different books--the authors suggested the reader "be on the lookout" for God's love, God's nudges, God's peace, God's winks.
Since we are still sheltering in place for over a year now due to Covid-19, that's about how I live. It's hard to make plans, take steps, take risks and so on because the world is not our playground right now. Instead, we can choose to be on the lookout (BOLO) for the things God sets before our eyes and whispers into our ears.
We are all learning lessons about ourselves, our family members, the way we do things, what affects us. We are seeing God in tiny things. We are given peace we don't understand. For me, the God nudges, are minute-by-minute rather than life phase by life phase. He nudges me to get up and go for a walk, to clean something, to cook a certain dinner, to call someone, to message another, to read a certain book, to get up and stretch, and so on. And I've resolved that all I do matters. Even the little stuff.
Would it help you to BOLO for God's activity in your life?